In a quest for increased patrol an surveillance of the massive Australian coastline, the Commonwealth Aircraft Corporation developed the PS-1 and later the PS-2 aircraft. The "P" was originally for "patrol" but with the capabilities of the flying wing fully realized, the Australian Defense Forces realized that it could well be for "penetration", hence the "PS" came to mean several things. "Patrol and surveillance" was the original designation, but later was changed with the introduction of the PS-2 to be "Penetration and Stealth".
About the model: I have been fascinated with the Northrop flying wings, and when my son bought two, I grabbed one and set about making something different. I have to give a lot of credit to Alvis Petrie for the inspiration of this project. When I saw his Basselope, I decided that I needed to make an Aussie version, much to my oldest son's disgust. (He'll get over it...
said in his article that he didn't remember the link to the Ninefinger website
and to my knowledge these links will give some history and alternate history of
the flying wings. I was even
inspired to do my own and it too is included.
a look at:
Photos and text © by Mark McClellan